Fr. Rick's Sermons

Acting vs. Reacting
Sunday, August 28, 2016

   As many of you know I am studying in a doctoral program in marriage and family therapy at Argosy University.

Who is My Foundation?
Sunday, August 21, 2016

Coniaris: No Other Foundation (Treasures from Paul’s Letters vol.1, p.7)

   When we hear the word foundation what do we think of? Some may think of a charitable trust or fund that receives money from donors and then distributes grants to organizations and causes based on the foundations mission stateme

   Many people have a picture of Jesus followers and the early Church as an open, loving, warm community. However, today’s Gospel reading from the Eighth Sunday of Matthew (14:14-22) shows in fact the opposite.

He is Able- God's Power
Sunday, August 07, 2016

   There is much discussion about the potential for an energy crisis. Renewable energy is ever expanding priority as we seek to move away from fossil fuels, concerned about the potential for global warming and climate change. Some see it as essential to save the planet and protect the people who live on it.

Jesus: Ultimate Mind Reader
Sunday, July 31, 2016

   Moms and dads tend to worry when kids are out of eyesight but loud and rambunctious. They can’t see them but they hear them and they wonder if anyone is going to get hurt or something is going to break. But parents are more worried when kids can’t be seen nor can they be heard.

Searching for Salvation
Sunday, July 24, 2016

   Last year on July 20th the United States commemorated the 40th Anniversary of the first lunar landing. On that day in 1969 Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. Several would follow him on successive trips. He said some infamous words that day.

You Are the Light of the World
Sunday, July 17, 2016

   As we know the events of this past week have been very tumultuous with the terrorist attack in Nice, France, as well as the seemed to be failed military coup in the country of Turkey, and the protests that continue to go on in our city and cities around the country (regarding recent deadly police shootings).

Pray for Peace
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Judgment of the Heart/Conscience
Sunday, July 03, 2016

   The Supreme Court of the United States is always the focus of much scrutiny and controversy as cases work their way through the judicial system to the highest court in our country.

Has anyone heard of the word ‘synaxarion’? Amazingly it appears in the online dictionary at reference.com. What’s amazing is that the word is used exclusively by the Greek Orthodox Church.

How many of you have a dog? Even if you do not, you may notice dogs doing something around certain people, especially their owners. They often fall down to the ground and roll over onto their back.

God Lifts Us Up
Sunday, June 12, 2016

I’m sure most of us have heard or used the proverbial saying, “You cannot see the forest among the trees.” What it means of course is that when one is deep in the woods, it’s easy to get lost when one is not able to see very far.

Redemptive Illness & Suffering
Sunday, June 05, 2016

Why does God allow evil and suffering? Why does He allow natural disasters that claim the lives of thousands each year? Why does He allow terrible diseases like cancer to ravage humanity? After all, He is God.

   This Memorial Day Weekend families and friends will gather, as they do on many holidays, to share food and fellowship together. Memorial Day is a uniquely American holiday to commemorate the dead who served in the Armed Forces of the United States, especially those killed in battle.

Finding One's Calling in Life
Sunday, May 22, 2016

(6-4-2006; 5-31-2009; 5-22-2016)

Graduation from high school, college, university, technical school, or certificate programs are respected achievements that mark the path of learning in our life.

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